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Great things to see in Wuhan – The Best of Central China

Enjoy the splendour and beauty of Wuhan as you discover Central China. Explore the Yangtze River, relish ancient architectural wonders and savour the delights of central Chinese cuisine.

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Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

Wuhan is most definitely a culture buffs paradise, start your tour by exploring the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge. This historical monument was the first bridge built across the river and covers an expanse of 1670 metres. Built in 1950 the bridge boasts 8 piers and 9 holes while it also sports two levels of traffic - one for trains and one for buses - six lanes of buses are easily accommodated in the wide body. The scenic view off the bridge is quite impressive with ships passing under the bridge whilst the fast flowing Yangtze River makes it way to the east. Entrance to the bridge is free and it remains open all day. Lookout for the special tourist buses to the bridge, that operate from various locations in Wuhan.

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Beautiful Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower stands proudly on the banks of the Yangtze River. Having been re-built over the years this proud monument of Wuhan is a definite must see. Located on Snake Hill the tower is tipped to have been built in 223 AD during the 'hey-days' of the Three Kingdoms. Once constructed Yellow Crane Tower was home to poets and celebrities; who enjoyed the many vibrant festivities held there. Climbing the tower you will discover the 5 stories that are tilled with yellow and red tiles that interlock amidst impressive and elegant ewes. Standing at a height of 51.4 meters the Yellow Crane Tower is a time honoured symbol of Wuhan City.

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Wuhan Zoo

Located on a man-made island on the lake the magnificent Wuhan Zoo is home to over 300 species of animals. Dedicated to preserving and protecting the wildlife; the zoo is a beautiful habitat of 80 hectares that comprise of forests and flower gardens. Enjoy the serene atmosphere, colourful birds and magnificent beasts that make their home in this zoo. If you are looking for the best accommodation Wuhan has to offer do consider the convenience of apartment style accommodation as a change from conventional hotel accommodation. Self-serviced apartments are ideal for family vacations and provide hassle free private living options. Choose a central location and you won't be disappointed. For all this and more consider the Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan.

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Hubei Provincial Museum

One of China's best museums the Hubei Provincial Museum offers a healthy dose of the country's history, culture and traditions. Established in 1953 the museum consists of three main sections; the Chu Cultural Exhibition Hall, the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building. Culture buffs are in for a treat at this museum which proudly displays a staggering 200,000 relics from many dynasties. Look out for artefacts from the ancient tomb of the Marquis Yi of Zeng, a set of Bronze Bells from Bianzhong and the impressive Sword of Goujian. Entrance to the museum is free.

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East Lake Park

Located in Wuchang City this park is one of Wuhang's most scenic spots. Located around the Yangtze River the park consists of 6 areas spread across 87 square kilometres of verdant parkland. Explore Mill Hill, Fallen Wild Goose, Wild Horse, Piping and Luohong. Entrance to the park is free and it is open from 7 am to 7 pm.

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Mulan Heaven Pool

Located next to Mulan Hill and Mulan Lake in East Wuhan the Mulan Heaven Pool is a gorgeous expanse of landscaped gardens; that consist of waterfalls, rivers, streams, rock formations and forests. Most impressive is Big Heaven Lake which is actually the Zhujishan Reservoir. You may relax here with a cup of tea or rent out parasols and boats for a lazy glide along the glistening lake. Entrance is free while tourist buses are readily available from downtown Mulan.